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Merllene (#47157899)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogy/history buff who was born and raised in Northwest Iowa, but now live in Northern California. I grew up in a small town where we always took shortcuts through the cemetery on the way home from school. The memorials always intrugued me, especially the older ones.

As I continue working on ALL my family histories I have found findagrave to be very helpful in locating family members. It is especially helpful to me when the obituaries are posted and I am making it my personal goal to help provide obituaries for the cemeteries I am most connected with in Iowa. If I send you an obituary transcript, please feel free to share it.

Findagrave provides a very valuable service to history and genealogy researchers. 20 years ago I walked the Dedham Cemetery in Iowa with my mom; this year I went back and discovered that many of the stones I photographed then have disappeared or are illegible. Such a shame, but time marches on. To have this information recorded on findagrave insures that those who came before us live on.

I welcome corrections/additions to memorials I have posted and will be happy to transfer those to whom I am not related to those who are direct descendents.
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RE: Joseph H. Wilson
Hello. Sorry for taking so long to get back with you, my only excuse is I had to get a new computer.

The only other information I have about the Wilson family is the following:

"Joseph "Deacon" Wilson was employed by the Mike Elmore grading crew in 1889 as they graded the bed for the B & M railroad thru Newcastle, Gillette and areas west"

And that Anna's father was Bat Mullen.

I became interested in the family and tried researching them for my work at the museum here in Gillette after seeing the headstone for little Mary Frances. I had never seen a headstone with a dead dove figure carved on the top of a child's headstone. Sorry that I couldn't be more help.
Added by KandyP on Jun 21, 2017 1:55 PM
William Brammer, Neta Leacox
Thank you for the obits!
Added by DDavis on Jun 12, 2017 12:03 AM
Diane Payne
Sarah Louise Searle
Thank you for the information. I linked her to her father.

Best regards,
Diane Payne
Added by Diane Payne on Apr 17, 2017 9:31 AM
Diane Payne
Sarah Louise Searle
You sent me a link to a Perry Hampton buried in Iowa. There is a Perry Hampton buried in Packard Cemetery in Mo. Are you sure the one you sent me to link to is correct?
Added by Diane Payne on Apr 16, 2017 6:56 PM
Geo Clinton
RE: Ora King.
Thanks for that suggestion. I think I will link them in the memorial. It has been so long since I used to do that, I forgot about it! geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Apr 15, 2017 8:10 AM
Geo Clinton
Ora King.
Thanks for that information on her birth parents. I did not link her to her parents but I added what you sent. Not sure what the right thing to do is. If family find the memorial and wants it changed, I can do that. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Apr 14, 2017 6:42 AM
Just~Us Relatives
RE: Waddell
I'm sure you addressed the Father and Mother name issue.
Added by Just~Us Relatives on Mar 25, 2017 2:24 AM
Julie Grabill Rasmussen
Audubon Co., IA Hardie memorials
I have transferred the 5 memorials that I created for this family to you. I am not related and you know more than I do about them. Thanks for all your work!
Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Mar 21, 2017 7:56 AM
RE: Amanda Marts
So far no luck on Arabell Caton.I found both her marriages, and death records on her and her husband Arthur in Spokane,Washington.Spokane is a big place with many cemeteries.I will let you know if she turns up.
Added by SDT on Mar 17, 2017 11:08 AM
RE: Amanda Marts
It was most helpful.With both the obits for Amanda and her husband James,I am now able to find the rest of their children!
SDT (#48294079)
Added by SDT on Mar 17, 2017 9:12 AM
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